A 16-year-old male asked:
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my boyfriend has strep throat doc told him it should be gone in 8 days and said take advil (ibuprofen) every 5 hours it's been 7 days can we kiss or will i get it?

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Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Strep throat: Strep throat is no longer contagious after the 1st 24 hours of proper treatment so 7 days of treatment should be long enough. Stay healthy!
Answered on Sep 13, 2017
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